Properties, an global, scientific, peer-reviewed, open-accessibility journal on developing science, constructing engineering and architecture published regular on the web by MDPI, is looking for submissions for a exclusive situation devoted to indoor air high quality.
Visitor editors Dr Shamila Haddad and Dr Arianna Brambilla from the School of Architecture, Style and Scheduling, University of Sydney, and Professor Dr Baojie He from the College of Architecture and City Scheduling, Chongqing College, notice that pollutants from indoor sources are located at high concentrations in the absence of proper air flow in structures.
“Pollutants this kind of as fungi, microbial contamination, home dust mites, particulates and air toxic compounds this kind of as formaldehyde can adversely affect indoor air good quality,” they say.
“Healthy constructing environments play an crucial job in reducing the unfold of infectious condition. Local climate improve can also affect regional air top quality by expanding the floor-level ozone in several locations, which may perhaps existing problems in the potential. World-wide and local overheating also result in more repeated severe gatherings with high magnitudes this kind of bushfires, which can finally have an affect on particulate make any difference with a diameter a lot less than 2.5μm (PM2.5) concentrations and induce adverse wellbeing influence for the population uncovered to bushfire.
“Therefore, it gets more and more important to fully grasp how indoor air quality (IAQ) impacts life and how to boost it for cleaner and more healthy air. Now, with the improvements of very low-cost sensing technologies, the Internet of Issues (IoT), large details, artificial intelligence (AI), computational modelling, clever methods, mother nature-centered remedies and urban warmth mitigation and adaptation technologies are developed to aid tackle the obstacle of assessing and increasing the IAQ of buildings and homes.”
The editors seek high-top quality and primary contributions made up of elementary and utilized analysis, scenario experiments or point out of the artwork that existing new insights, impressive techniques, tips and methods aiming to assess and remedy or mitigate air excellent troubles in indoor environments.
Investigate subject areas consist of:
The impact of outside air pollution in indoor air good quality
Minimal-price tag sensing and IoT systems to maximize indoor air high quality checking
Impacts of indoor air excellent on human health
Indoor air quality modeling
Building retrofitting and clever methods for improving upon indoor air high quality
Mother nature-dependent ideas and options to boost indoor air quality
Situation studies of indoor air quality monitoring
Efficiency, simulation and experimental screening of healthful properties
Indoor/outside air high-quality modeling and AI-driven strategies to evaluate indoor air top quality
Extreme heat situations and bushfires, and their impacts on health
Local climate modify and maximize in pollutants, surface area-stage ozone and tropospheric ozone.
Deadline for manuscript submissions is April 29, 2024.